2013 Reserve Whole Cluster Pinot Noir & Tillamook 2016 Maker's Reserve Extra Sharp White Cheddar
The Whole Cluster Pinot noir is a smooth fine grain tannin rich wine that brings food pairing versatility to the table. Aromatics of vanilla, forest floor, and flint. Layers and undertones of sage and eucalyptus make way to sueded tannins on the tip of the tongue and finish. The mouthfeel is chewy and weighted with supple and robust tannins. Structured and balanced, this Pinot noir exemplifies a luxurious sensory experience.
Maker's Reserve Vintage 2016 Cheddar Cheese shows classic cheddar notes with sweet, toasted nuts, caramel, rounded out with earthy umami and an unexpected zing. Luxurious, deep and creamy body, woodsy, slightly dry with the beginning of crystals. Woody, earthy and a peppercorn phenolic finish.
Pairing Experience: An excellent complimentary array of flavors. Synergistic and dynamic on the palate. Herbal notes, earthiness and supple mouthfeel from both the wine and cheese bring a great flavor pairing experience.